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San Diego — By Pam Nagata on July 8, 2010 at 3:08 am
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Kelly Slater’s IMAX Surf Epic

The Ultimate Wave Tahiti features the most iconic surfer of modern times, Kelly Slater as he emerges on the Giant Screen at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center’s Heikoff Dome Theater.

Kelly Slater

The film follows nine-time World Champion Kelly Slater and famed Tahitian surfer, Raimana Van Bastolaer, as they take on Tahiti’s most extreme surf break known as Teahupo’o.  Surfers world-wide  few and far between are able to tackle the power and strength of this one-of-a-kind wave.  Teahupo’o is one of the most dangerous but  still the most perfect wave to be found anywhere.

You don’t have to be in the surf culture to enjoy the key personalities, Slater and Von Bastolaer as they explain where waves come from, why

they are important and how communities and people far from the ocean shore are affected by the ocean’s interplay within the ecosystem.  With the use of advanced animation techniques and science support from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric

Raimana Van Bastolaer
Administration and other authorities, Slater’s hands-on wave experience is woven together with profound scientific insights.

The Ultimate Wave Tahiti is the first giant screen film to use extreme surfing to explain the complex science of waves.

Ticket Prices:  $9.75 (member); $14.50 (adult).

The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, 1875 El Prado, San Diego. (map)

Photos courtesy of Reuben H. Fleet Science Center.

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